Moral Judgments

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Pope Benedict resigns: The power of letting go

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation with grace and humility. He was heeding the call of conscience and recognizing his … Continued

Glenn Beck, gay marriage advocate?

Is Glenn Beck a gay marriage advocate? Beck, a convert to Mormonism, weighed in on the Proposition 8 ruling on … Continued

Moral mayhem on high seas

Israel’s early morning commando raid on a Freedom Flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip has ignited a torrent of judgments. … Continued

What Is Justice for Lockerbie?

Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber last week so he could die at home in Libya. “Our beliefs dictate … Continued

What’s in Sotomayor’s Heart?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor have so far reminded me of … Continued

Justice is Color-Blind

No religion, gender or ethnicity disqualifies a person from becoming a Supreme Court justice, but how should a particular judge’s … Continued

Belief in God Essential for Moral Virtue?

A growing sector of world civilization is secular; that is, it emphasizes worldly rather than religious values. This is especially … Continued

Is Morality Driven by Faith?

Is morality driven by faith? Few things unite believers and atheists more firmly than the suggestion that moral judgments draw … Continued

Digging Deep to Make Peace

Tolstoy wrote that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. The same could be said about the ethnic … Continued

Politics: Where Truth Comes to Die

The United States has become a “liar society.” I regret to say that I think the electorate, and not the … Continued

Spitzer’s Compulsive Behavior and Ours

My first observation about the Eliot Spitzer affair is that compulsive sexual activity is a human disease like compulsive gambling … Continued

Religion, Heal Thyself First

Can religion cure the world’s biggest social problems?! Who are we kidding? The major challenge to religion, in this next … Continued

Religion a Cure?

Can religion cure the world’s biggest social problems?! Who are we kidding? The major challenge to religion, in this next … Continued

Not With Where WE Are

Each morning I sit with my wife, we leisurely drink coffee together and converse. As we speak, I look out … Continued

Genesis and the Fall

Today we have yet another sad reminder of the fact that we live in a fallen, cursed world: News that … Continued